Odor Removal Characteristics of Biofilters in Domestic Sewage Treatment Facilities Analyzing Composite Odor and Odor Quotient

복합악취와 악취농도지수 분석을 통한 국내 하수처리시설 바이오필터의 악취제거 특성

Ko, Byung-Churl;Park, Young-Ho;Kim, Dong-Il;Lee, Min-Gyu;Kam, Sang-Kyu

  • Received : 2012.10.23
  • Accepted : 2013.01.23
  • Published : 2013.01.31


The removal characteristics of composite odor and malodorous substances using 33 biofilters in sewage treatment facilities were investigated. The geometry mean values of composite odor and odor quotient were reduced by 52.7% and 59.2% at the outlet of the biofilters, respectively. The removal efficiencies of the biofiltes for the composite odor and odor quotient show a significant difference statistically(p=0.000<0.05). The median value of odor quotient of sulfur compounds was reduced by 69.1% at the outlet of the biofilter and the odor quotient of the sulfur compound at the inlet and outlet of the biofilter shows a significant difference statistically(p=0.000<0.05); on the other hand, those of the $NH_3$ and trimethylamine, aldehydes, VOCs and alcohols, organic acids do not.


Biofilter;Composite odor;Odor quotient;Malodorous substances


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